Endowed with bountiful natural resources which underpin the development of tourism, a key sector set to spearhead the provincial growth plans, Phu Yen has begun to make a name for itself both in Vietnam and internationally. Report by the Vietnam Economic News.

As a coastal province in south central of Vietnam, Phu Yen is well known for tourism destinations such as Giant's causeway, O Loan and Cu Mong lagoons, Nhan mountain, Vung Ro port, Xuan Dai gulf, and Dai Lanh lighthouse.

It is is considered a land of great potential for tourism industry development and is moving forwards to becoming one of the most attractive destinations in the country with a series of infrastructure projects under construction.

Phu Yen province’s People’s Committee announced two local tours in August including the Tuy Hoa - An Tho citadel - Giant's causeway - Nhan tower tour and Tuy Hoa - Mon beach - Dien cape - Vung Ro port - Nhan tower tour.

In order to create favorable conditions for transporting tourists to these destinations and to promote the local tourism development, a series of infrastructure projects were inaugurated and put into operation in August, including the Tuy Hoa airport, Hung Vuong bridge (linking Tuy Hoa with coastal communes) and An Hai bridge (over the O Loan lagoon).

These infrastructure projects marked a turning point in attracting investment into Phu Yen’s tourism, a spearhead economic sector.

An Hai bridge is 25km to the north of Tuy Hoa city and 10km to the south of the Giant's causeway. It is 173m in length, 8m in width, able to accept 30-tonne payload vehicles, comprising of two 650m-long paths. The bridge acts as an artery linking the coastal lines with Highway 1.

According to Chairman of Phu Yen province’s People’s Committee Pham Dinh Cu, located in a strategic position, An Hai bridge will work as an important link connecting the coastal tourism destinations of Ca pass, Vung Ro port, Tuy Hoa airport, Long Thuy beach and Giant's causeway.

The bridge serves for the purpose of tourism development and local transport as well for people in communes of An Hai and An Ninh Dong that are often isolated during the flood season.

“Previously, people in the two communes of An Hai and An Ninh Dong must travel to visit each other by boat or ferry. Now, they can do it any time they want thanks to An Hai bridge. In addition, local tourism industry is also promoted,” Chairman of Tuy An district’s People’ Committee Nguyen Phung Ngoan said.-VNA